Arsenal star could see loan spell cancelled as Serie A side eye better option

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Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny could be sent back to the Gunners early from his loan spell with Roma as the Serie A giants look elsewhere.

The Polish international joined the Giallorossi in the summer after Petr Cech’s arrival at the Emirates had ensured that his first-team opportunities under Arsene Wenger were likely to be limited.

However, after an indifferent start to life in Italy, which has included injury setbacks which haven’t helped his situation, it appears as though Szczesny is about to lose his place between the posts for the Italian side too.

According to The Mirror, he could be sent back to Arsenal as Roma eye a move for PSG shot-stopper Salvatore Sirigu, who reportedly refused to play for the Ligue 1 champions in their Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night.

The Italian international made the decision with a view of not making himself ineligible to feature in the competition with another club in the second half of the season, and with Roma also advancing to the knockout stages, it would seem that the decision made sense even though it has likely infuriated boss Laurent Blanc.

Should the former Palermo star arrive in the Italian capital, it is expected to push Szczesny out of the lineup as he has also struggled under competition from veteran Morgan De Sanctis in recent weeks.

As a result, he may well be searching for another option in the coming weeks if he does return to north London next month.

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